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    Oracle bets on 15 Indian startups for its cloud accelerator programme

    Besides providing mentoring and advice, the programme elements include free credits on Oracle Cloud, access to Oracle’s technology, co-working spaces, and access to Oracle customers, partners and investors. Oracle India recently announced a new batch of startups under its Startup Cloud Accelerator Programme in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. The third batch of cohort has five […]

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    VC pioneer Vani Kola bets $650 million on Indian start-ups surviving crash

    Vani Kola, co-founder and CEO of Kalaari Capital Advisors Photo: Bloomberg Bengaluru: If the start-up market in India is headed for a crash, no one will pay as high a price as Vani Kola. The 52-year-old is co-founder of Bangalore-based Kalaari Capital and one of the country’s largest venture investors. She’s raised about $650 million […]

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    App Annie bets on Southeast Asia, India to capture smartphone surge

    App Annie—derived from App Nanny, to imply it takes care of all things app—is mostly unknown outside of tech circles yet counts the biggest names in the industry among its customers. Singapore: A Singaporean shophouse may seem an unlikely symbol of Asia’s mobile boom. Yet one muggy evening in March, about a hundred people packed […]

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    Flipkart bets on large appliances to power next stage of growth

    Flipkart started selling large appliances again in early 2014, nearly a year after it was forced to withdraw these products because of customer complaints about late deliveries and poor quality of products. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart Ltd is banking on sales of high-priced products such as television sets, refrigerators and […]